My email account is at panix.com (I buy my IP from Cablevision). I Telnet to panix for interaction. This involves the Telnet command and when panix answers I have to type in my name. They then ask for my password. I want to create one command that Telnets, waits for the answer, sends my name, and then waits for a reply, and finally sends my password. And then disappears leaving me connected for further interaction. Back in CP/M-80 days there was a small programlet that you ran and it enabled you to interact with batch files. DOS never had (as far as I know) anything like that. The CP/M thingie was part of Kildahl's original version; not the ZCPR extensions.